GD 5 How to calculate deformations in timber structures using Eurocodes

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Explains the principles of serviceability limit states set out in Eurocode 0 and shows how to apply them to structural timber members, assemblies and built-up components. Explains timber-specific rules given in Eurocode 5 relating to creep and joint slip. Recommends some deflection limits and provides simple worked examples.


  • Serviceability Limit States
  • Design values of actions
  • Creep
  • Recommended deflection limits in the Eurocode 5 UK NA
  • Joint slip
  • Examples of deformation calculations
  • Domestic ceiling joists
  • Plywood spliced nailed connections
  • Deformations in assemblies and built-up components
  • Final deformation assemblies
  • Glued components
  • Mechanically fastened components

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